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Ford recalls 550,000 Escape, Fusion vehicles over rollaway concerns

Sometimes issues that spur recalls aren't limited to a single problem in a single factory. That's the case with Ford's latest large recall.<p>Ford has issued a recall covering approximately 550,000 examples of the 2013-2016 Ford Fusion sedan and the 2013-2014 Ford Escape SUV. The vehicles were built …

Ford Fusion

The Kitty Hawk Flyer Is Back in the Spotlight and Looks Better than Ever

The easy-to-use personal flying machine requires no prior certification and can be mastered in under two hours.<p>The Kitty Hawk Flyer personal flying …

Drones

Stephen Hawking's final paper cuts the multiverse down to size

Stephen Hawking's final paper, which aims to test a theory that proposes parallel universes, appeared today (May 2) in the Journal of High Energy Physics.<p>As Live Science reported at length in March, before the paper was peer-reviewed and officially published, it shares Hawking's final look at one …

Physics

Mom invents app to stop teens from ignoring parent phone calls

A Houston mom was fed up with her teenage son ignoring her calls and texts to his mobile phone. She’d call and call and he’d never pick up. Her texts seemed to be sent into a black hole.<p>Sharon Standifird decided something needed to be done and figured she could use modern technology to get Bradley …

Croft Conversion: 'Rise Of The Tomb Raider' Will Be Xbox Exclusive, Microsoft Announces at GamesCom

[This story was updated at 9am EST on Wednesday 13 August - please scroll down for the new content.]<p>Crystal Dynamics’ flagship title, <i>Rise of the Tomb Raider</i>, will be exclusive to Microsoft's Xbox platform when it comes out in the 2015 holiday period, studio head Darrell Gallagher has announced at …

Innovative Paper Business Card Features a Foldable USB Drive for Extra Info

Considering how quickly that technology advances, it's no surprise that even our business cards are becoming more hi-tech. <i>SwivelCard</i> is a paper business card that has a standard design, but includes something extra: it features an embedded USB drive that folds out and directs its recipient to a …

Networking

This Father-And-Son Entrepreneurial Team Makes Literal Maps For World Domination

Eddie and Dan Jabbour are the father-and-son team behind Kickmap, a totally killer iPhone app that makes New York City's intimidating subway map easier to understand, and injects it with capabilities befitting an Internet-connected map running on a smartphone.<p>Eddie runs KICK Design, a New York …

Talking Dog Device Ready to Hit Market Soon

What if your dog could greet you with more than a growl, or announce the reason he's scratching at the door?<p>It sounds absurd and much like the …

Nomad ChargeKey review: An iPhone charger you won’t leave home without

I usually leave my iPhone(s aapl) plugged in to a power source right up until the moment I leave my apartment. But every once in a while I forget, …

What’s inside Sony’s PlayStation 4: Upgradeable hard drive, 8GB fast memory, internal power

<i>Corrected 10:30 a.m. Pacific</i><p>This might be a first: Instead of waiting for gadget butchers* like iFixit to post their own disassembly videos, Sony, (working with <i>Wired</i>) has published its own teardown of its upcoming PlayStation 4 — before the new console even hits the streets. Check out the …

2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe: An All-Aluminum Beauty

"Shall we shag now or shall we shag later?"<p>Rarely has Jaguar thrived as beautifully as it is under the stewardship of Indian conglomerate Tata—and the more-immediate leadership of a group of executives with an education from the best automakers in Germany. A stunning example of this is the new …

12-year-old boy admits to hacking government sites for Anonymous

A 12-year-old boy in Montreal has pleaded guilty to breaking into multiple government and police websites in the name of the hacker collective Anonymous, reports the <i>Toronto Sun</i>. The attacks were not politically motivated, however; the boy testified that he traded information to members of Anonymous …

NFL Player Bravely Overcomes Fear Of Own Team's Mascot

His team's mascot is a horse.<p>And if you think that's ridiculous, just wait until you hear him explain it all. It's easily one of the best videos you'll see today. And trust me, you'll want to watch the whole thing.

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

'Invisibility wetsuit' to protect against sharks launched in Western Australia

An “invisibility cloak” to protect surfers from sharks has been launched in Western Australia, the scene of five fatal shark attacks in recent …

What is graphene? Here’s what you need to know about a material that could be the next silicon

Graphene, an emerging material that could change the way electronic components are made and help computing performance continue to grow, is …